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Mr. Amir Sayem

Associate Editor
South East Asia Journal of Public Health

Brief Biography:

Amir Mohammad Sayem obtained Bachelor of Arts (BA honors) from the Department of Philosophy and Master of Population Sciences (MPS) from the Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a Part-time Research Associate he joined at the Bangladesh Institute of Social Research – following the MPS Program – and attended for around three years. Currently, he serves the South East Asia Journal of Public Health as an Associate Editor, works with several research projects jointly with in-and-out-country academic researchers and volunteers peer review of scholarly journals in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. One of his current joint research projects includes an ethnographic study with street children in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. He has authored or co-authored a total of 28 pubilshed articles in local, regional and international journals.


Selected peer reviewed publications:

Sayem AM, Begum HA and Moneesha SS. 2013. Women’s attitude towards formal and informal support seeking coping strategies against intimate partner violence. International Social Work (Online First Article). DOI:10.1177/0020872813482957

Sayem AM and Nury ATMS. 2013. An assessment of attitude towards equitable gender norms among Muslim women in Bangladesh. Women Studies International Forum, 40:102–110.

Khan MAU and Sayem AM. 2013. Understanding recovery of small enterprises from natural disaster. Environmental Hazards, First Published, 05 February. DOI:10.1080/17477891.2012.761593

Sayem AM and Kidd SA. 2013. The levels and patterns of resilience among male street children in Dhaka City. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 25: 39-45. DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0005

Khan MAU and Sayem AM. 2012. Resilience of small scale enterprises to natural disaster: A study in a flood prone area of Bangladesh. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disaster, 30(3), 328 - 355.

Sayem AM. 2012. Preventing domestic violence in South Asian Context: Men or Family Involvement? Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 6(3), 218-236.

Sayem AM, Begum HA and Moneesha SS. 2012. Attitude towards justifying intimate partner violence among married women in Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 44, 641-660.

Sayem AM and Khan MAU. 2012. Women’s strategic responses to intimate partner violence: A study in a rural community of Bangladesh. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 6 (1): 23–39.

Sayem AM and Nury ATMS. 2011. Examination of birth intervals: Marriage to first birth, first to second birth and mean birth intervals in Bangladeshi Women. Asia Pacific Social Science Review, 11 (2): 1–18.

Begum HA, Moneesha SS and Sayem AM. 2011. Child care hygiene practices of women migrating from rural to urban areas of Bangladesh. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Electronc publication ahead of print, Sept 2011. 

Sayem AM and Nury ATMS. 2011. Factors associated with teenage marital pregnancy among Bangladeshi women. BMC Reproductive Health, 8:16. 

Sayem AM, Nury ATMS and Hossain MD. 2011. Achieving Millennium Development Goal on under-five mortality in Bangladesh: Current status and lessons for issues and challenges for further improvements. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 29 (2): 92–102. 

Sayem AM. 2011. Violence, negligence and suicidal tendency among physically disabled street children. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 5 (1): 44–59.

Sayem AM. 2010. An assessment of risk behaviors to HIV/AIDS vulnerability among young female garment workers in Bangladesh. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 21 (1): 133–137.

Haque MA and Sayem AM. 2009. Socio-economic determinants of age at first birth in rural areas of Bangladesh. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21 (1): 104–111.



Academic positions:

Associate Editor (Current), South East Asia Journal of Public Health, Bangladesh

Editorial Board Member (Current), Journal of Biomedical Sciences, iMedPub, Spain

Editorial Board Member (Current), Global Journal of Health science, Canada

Research Associate (Past), Bangladesh Institute of Social Research, Bangladesh


Research interests:

Reproductive & Public Health Issues: Maternal & Child Health, Some Infectious & Non-infectious Diseases, Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence & Community Violence;

Demographic Issues: Marriage, Fertility & Mortality;

Psychological Issues: Women's Psychological Consequences of Violence, Children's Psychological Consequences of Violence, Autism, & Different Child Development Issues including Children's Resilience;

Gender Issues: Gender based Violence, Gender Norms & Gender Perspective on Different Social & Public Health Issues;

Social Work Issues: Homeless Persons, Street Children, & Disabled Persons;

Environmental Issues: Community & Business Disaster Resilience to Natural Disaster, Business & Community Preparedness to Natural Disaster, Recovery from Natural Disaster & Pre-& Post-Disaster Vulnerability.


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